Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Steampunk-ness and Zentangles

Fun to mix a couple of fun processes to make up a project. This is a Wall/Door Decor Doll.

The dolls blouse is made of a plain piece of white fabric that I painted with my White Shimmer Paint. Let it dry then use a copic black multiliner .7 plus copic markers in red and black and a gold fine liner also from copic. Anyway did my Doll Doodling on the fabric (zentangles) to create the pattern, cut it out and put it on the doll. Added her under collars. The Gold and Silver is Shimmer paint which turns the fabric into a leather look. Do'dads and what'nots are added for embellishment. Part of them are painted pasta. Again all done with the Shimmer paint. The goggles are kids swim goggles out of rubber, used the copper Shimmer paint and they came out awesome too.

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Monday, July 11, 2011


I always love new stuff and the word ZENTANGLE came up a month ago on one of the doll lists. Can't say as I had heard of that word before. I found a local class which I took and enjoyed. Can see some fun patterns that can be done for dolls using the sort of "orgainized doodling". The zentangle-ers don't like the word "doodling" to be included on the same page as any 'tangle-ing....but no less it is a form of doodling art. I have done a couple of "off the wall" just fer fun projects in my sketch book. They have no purpose other than just "give it a try-ness". So here are a couple of my tangle-ing done with a creative spark of "just do it". Fun. Now to work on a fer-real project. The hat on the one face is part of a Steampunk doll I am doing. Wanted to see what THAT would look like. This is all on paper, next adventure on cloth. hugs, barb